Khulisa provides intensive therapeutic support and mentoring to ex-offenders to help them reintegrate into the community.
The Milestones Mentoring programme has been running for 12 years and in 2011 was awarded a prestigious Butler Trust Commendation. Young men referred to the project are matched with a trained volunteer mentor from their area prior to release from custody. The mentoring relationship starts in the prison and continues post-release for a period of at least six months. Support, advice and guidance are the key constituents of the programme and the support is tailored to individual mentees’ needs. The programme is also recognized with the Mentoring and Befriending Foundation’s Approved Provider Standard.
The aims of the programme are:
- To give young men the opportunity to prepare fully for their release
- To increase the opportunities for education, employment and training
- To help raise self-esteem and self-confidence
- To help nurture better relationships between families (if appropriate), young people and the community
- To reduce re-offending
For more information on our programmes, please contact Lisa Rowles (firstname.lastname@example.org).